Mass Gainer Pancakes Recipe

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In a previous article, I showed you how to make an 1100-calorie homemade weight gainer with simple ingredients.

But sometimes, instead of taking a weight gainer for breakfast, you want something a little different. Something more chewy and meal-like rather than a shake.

This is where mass gainer pancakes come up. Very similar to protein pancakes, weight gainer pancakes are a tasty, calorie-dense meal that you can have at any time of the day.

So, let’s look at the ingredients that you’ll need, then we’ll jump straight into the recipe.

Is It Possible To Make Pancakes With Mass Gainer?

Closeup of a weight gainer scooper

You can definitely make pancakes with mass gainer powder. After all, it’s very similar to protein powder but with different macros (specifically, way more carbs and less protein).

Because mass gainers naturally have a lot more carbohydrates than protein, you’ll need to use more of the powder in your pancakes in order to get enough protein.

This will result in more pancake mixture, which should be no problem if you’re bulking.

You’ll also be getting some protein from the milk and eggs, so even though pancakes are carb-dominant, you should still get enough protein.

Ingredients Needed For Weight Gainer Pancakes

Some weight gainer pancakes on a red plate

To make mass gainer pancakes, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • About 70 to 80 grams of mass gainer
  • 2-3 egg whites
  • 150 ml to 200ml of whole milk
  • 30g of oats
  • 1 banana
  • One teaspoon of raw honey (for the topping)
  • Berries (for the topping)
  • Nut butter (for the topping)

You can use other ingredients for extra flavour or for a different texture. I just use these foods because they’re simple, tasty, and readily available.

Similarly, feel free to experiment with the exact quantities of these ingredients. For example, some milks might run thicker than others, and some mass gainers might have more dense powder.

In terms of equipment, you’ll need an electric blender and a frying pan. Nothing fancy!

How To Make Mass Gainer Pancakes

Some mass gainer pancakes with blueberries on top

Here’s how to make your tasty mass gainer pancakes:

  1. Pour your milk into a blender and add ¾ of the mass gainer powder.
  2. Next, add the oats, banana, and egg whites to the mixture.
  3. Blend the mixture up for 30 seconds in your electric blender.
  4. Add some butter, ghee, or oil to your frying pan and set the hob to a medium heat.
  5. Add half the mixture into the pan and cook for around 30 seconds. 
  6. Once the pancake starts to brown, flip it over and cook the other side for 30 seconds.
  7. Repeat the process with the other half of the mixture.
  8. In a bowl, mix the remainder of the mass gainer with around 15g of almond butter.
  9. Then, add in around one teaspoon of honey.
  10. Pour this almond butter mixture on top of your pancakes and add some berries.

I really like these weight gainer pancakes. They’re easy to make, they have great macros, and the topping turned out better than I thought!

I said to use half of the mixture per pancake. But if you prefer your pancakes to be smaller, then you could just use one-quarter of the mixture for each pancake, it’s entirely up to you.

The almond butter and mass gainer topping really give you pancakes that extra kick. The key is to mix the powder directly into the almond butter to essentially create flavoured nut butter. Then, add in your honey for some extra sweetness.

Obviously, because of the carb content of this weight gainer pancake recipe, it’s definitely not a keto mass gainer recipe.

Enjoy Your Mass Gainer Pancakes!

Many gym-goers eat needlessly bland meals. And while “clean” foods certainly have their purpose, you just need a break from boring foods once in a while when you’re bulking!

These mass gainer pancakes are ideal as a breakfast, dessert, or extra meal/snack at any time of the day.

If you don’t want a traditionally cooked meal with meat, potatoes, and veg, you can always have some weight gainer pancakes to boost your calorie and protein intake.

So feel free to experiment with different ingredients and serving sizes, and let me know how it goes if you make your own mass gainer pancakes.

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Andy Williams
Andy Williams is a UK-based personal trainer and bodybuilder who coaches gym-goers of all levels using proven evidence-based techniques in strength training, nutrition, and supplementation. He’s tested over 70 different mass gainers for their ingredient quality and muscle-building effectiveness and regularly shares his findings in his mass gainer reviews.
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